Pancake crew

April 12, 2018

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How many military veterans does it take to host a Tyler Legion Post 185 Sunday Brunch Fundraiser? It takes quite a few, including (from left) Army veteran Jessica Herold, Marine veteran Josh Trump, Army veteran Jim Jensen, Navy veteran Trent Hess, Army veteran Wayne Pearson, Air Force veteran Wayne Herold, and Navy veteran Ron Carr. They, along with other volunteers, were grateful to serve many meals on Sunday, April 8. The Legion says thanks to all the community members who braved the snowstorm to support local Post 185.

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Shawn Nelson frying up sausages for Sunday’s Pancake Brunch.

County to sell Tyler shop building

April 12, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met last Tues­day, April 3 with Commission­ers Rick Hamer and Corey Sik absent. Due to the weather, the meeting was short.
During the Engineer’s report, Lincoln County Engineer Joe Wilson talked with the Board of Commissioners regarding the possibility of putting the old Highway Department shop in Tyler up for bid. Commission­ers present were in favor of this, and the building will be put up for bid.

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Michelle Fredricks

April 12, 2018

obit FredricksWebJune 28, 1967 – April 2, 2018

Michelle “Shell” Kay Fre­dricks, age 50 of Lake Ben­ton, passed away Monday, April 2 at Tyler Healthcare Center in Tyler. Memo­rial services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6 at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the church and continued one hour prior to the ser­vice at church on Friday. Interment was in the Dia­mond Lake Lutheran Cem­etery. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Michelle was born June 28, 1967 to Robert and Janice (Fischer) Brown on the U.S. Air Force Base near Cape Cod, Massachu­setts. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lu­theran faith. As a young child and a “military brat,” Shell and her family trav­eled to and lived various places in Europe, includ­ing Germany, France and Spain. The family later re­turned to the United States and settled in Tyler. Shell graduated from Russell-Tyler High School then studied accounting at Min­nesota West Community Technical College in Pip­estone. On Sept. 27, 1986 she married Loren Fre­dricks at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. She was currently employed at Skyview Junction in Elk­ton, South Dakota, where she made many great friends and enjoyed visit­ing with the regulars. Shell was always very involved with her kids, traveling to see them every chance she had, from family game nights to simply spending the evening watching her grandkids. She loved going to every event and activity. Shell had an immeasurable amount of love for her kids and grandkids, and truly lived for them. She had a genuine kindness about her, and had a hard time say­ing “no” (especially to the grandbabies).
Michelle is survived by her husband Loren Fre­dricks of Lake Benton; her children, Lance (Amber) Fredricks of Pipestone and Miranda (Carl) Burfeind of Kindred, North Dakota; grandchildren Hayden, Hadley and Hexton Fre­dricks and Ryker Burfeind; mother Janice Brown of Tyler; siblings Allen (Ulma) Brown of Tyler, Cindy (John) Mundy of Scranton, Kansas, Diane (David) Fiegen of Marshall and Tom “TJ” (Cheryl) Brown of Heron Lake. She was preceded in death by her father Bob.

Martin Gallanter

April 12, 2018

Dec. 2, 1944 – Feb. 24, 2018

Martin “Marty” Harold Gallanter, age 73, died Feb. 24 as a result of congestive heart failure at Avera McK­ennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Martin was born Dec. 2, 1944 in Newark, New Jer­sey to Bernard Gallanter and Penny Whitefield. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Empire State University in Albany, New York.
Marty and his second wife Lorna moved to Ty­ler in 1993. Prior to the move he worked as De­velopment Director for The Great Hudson River Revival, United Jewish Ap­peal, and Legal Aid Society in the New York City area.
In 2002 Marty and his wife moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He worked as Development Director for DSU in Madison, South Dakota, Washington Pa­vilion, and Volunteers of America.
Marty worshipped the New York Yankees. He loved to write and read. He enjoyed all forms of music, and was passionate about politics. He was a member of MENSA. Marty was an active member of MT. Zion Congregation for over 20 years, serving as temple president as well as serv­ing on the board.
Marty is survived by his daughter Tisha; mother Penny; sister Debra and her daughter Rebeccah; former wives Judy and Lor­na; and aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Ber­nard and his brother Paul.
A private service was held for family immedi­ately after his death.
Condolences may be sent to Lorna Gallanter, 100 N. Duluth Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104. Memori­als may be sent to Mt. Zion Congregation, PO Box756, Sioux Falls, SD 57101; or to Tallgrass Recovery, Suite 105, PMB 378, 2601 S. Minnesota Ave., 57105.

Souvenir Basketball Issue

April 5, 2018

Check out this week’s Boys’ Basketball State Champs Souvenir Issue in the Tyler Tribute.

Bonding with the bunny

April 5, 2018

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RTR National Honor Society students help the Tyler Kiwanis Club with the annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at The Rock in downtown Tyler. Pictured above, clockwise from front right, are Mya Christensen, The Rabbit, Gabby Thooft, Jocelyn Klein, Westin Kirk, Jonah Johnson, Jack Kerr, Jared Hauswedell and Graham Petersen.

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Addison and Micah Garbe pose with the main attraction.

RTR baseball clinic April 14

April 5, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The 2018 RTR Baseball Clinic will be held Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m at the Ruthton ball diamond. The clinic is for students grades 3-6 and will cost $15 per participant.

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Swanson, O’Connell film recently premiered in Sedona, Arizona

April 5, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
In 2016, Vince O’Connell and Tyler native Kathy Swanson were in the Tyler area shooting a film with the title “Hap and Ashley.” The film recently made its debut at the Sedona International Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona under its new title, “Farmer of the Year.” Several local area residents were used as extras in the shooting of the film. Swanson said the movie was popular with attendees.
“There were two screenings,” Swanson said. “Both sold out.”
Swanson said the film ended up being the runner-up for the Audience Choice Award and was attended by several area residents who made the trip down to see it.

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Street seal coating project set for June

April 5, 2018

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The regular monthly meeting of the Tyler City Council was held Monday evening at the Fire Hall. Pictured from left to right are City Attorney Glen Petersen, City Administrator Robert Wolfington, Mayor Greg Peter, and Councilpersons Erick Harper, Scott Dressen, Kenny Jensen and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The city will begin to advertise for bids for the street project scheduled for 2018. The project will include seal coating for several streets in the southwest quadrant of the city at an estimated cost of just under $60,000. Bid opening will be on April 26 at 11:30 a.m. The council will award the bid at the May 7 monthly meeting. The project is expected to start after June 18 and be completed by Sept. 1, 2018.
The council discussed policies and procedures for towing vehicles, winter parking and snow removal and how they all fit together…

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RTR dominates Camden Conference team in basketball

April 5, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The State Champion RTR Knights placed four mem­bers of its team on the first squad of the south part of the Camden Conference. Westin Kirk, Garrett Kern, Carter Hansen and Cooper Hansen all were so hon­ored. Jonah Johnson was named to the Honorable Mention list.
Westin Kirk was the cen­terpiece of the Knights, as a majority of the offense went through him before anything good happened. He scored at 18.2 points per game in leading the Knights in scoring. Westin was also their top board player…

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